The purpose of the project was to assess the benefits of controlled farm drainage under current and future climatic conditions to meet the water needs of field crops and rural communities while reducing nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses. This project was conducted simultaneously in Ontario and Québec using both hydrological monitoring and modeling at the field and micro-watershed levels as well as in the Thames River watershed in Ontario and the Yamaska River watershed in Québec.
From 2015 to 2018
Soil health, Water protection, Optimal water management
This technique reduces nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Programme Innov'Action | Agriculture et Agri-Food Canada
The general goal of the project is to develop biostimulants from oils produced by the rapid pyrolysis of crop and logging residues.
The purpose of this project was to field-test pelleted grocery fruit and vegetable waste as a fertilizer or high-carbon soil amendment.
Researcher: Christine Landry
The team at IRDA conducted hydrological monitoring on Branch 1 of the Campbell Stream (test basin) as well as the stream’s main branch, which was used as a control.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud, retraité